Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Worth Repeating - Episode 234 - The Knitmore Girls


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This week's episode is sponsored by:
She travels….extensively. At times by wheels, sometimes by wing, other times by wave. She  travels while she sits and knits, creativity driving. Creativity inspired by mountain travel, memories, textures and color, small towns, 5th Avenues and spring flowers. She travels…..light. Light as the wind. With her backpack  she is prepared to hike mountain passes, climb the north face, and forge those rivers.  Next week, she will grab her Zucca on wheels and brave airport security flying to the next big city. One thing remains constant. She always travels with a Lo-Lo Body Bar. She knows while hiking, she won’t be bugged, and while in the city, dry skin doesn’t have a chance.   
Are you ready for the Tour de Fleece? Check out Nimblestix to be sure - now with even more features for spinners!  Stash any kind of fiber, in any preparation, and Nimblestix will bring you from fleece to finished object.  When you're done plying, just flip that spinning project to complete and it goes straight to your yarn stash.  Now you can print tags or labels for an easy reference - even if your skeins are different lengths!   Don't miss our Tour de Fleece guild with tons of fun and prizes!  Be sure to catch everything that's going on by using the TourdeFleece hashtag.  Be Nimbler.....  No workarounds......  no making do.........  Just spin!
Purlescence Yarns is so pleased to support Halos of Hope, a wonderful organization that we have decided to throw a huge event to inspire you all to create hats for Halos of Hope. Join us Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14 for a 24 hour long Halos of Hope-athon. From noon Saturday to noon Sunday, we will be open for mad hatting! We'll have contests and tons of prizes, and plenty of yarn on hand so we can send a record number of hats to Halos. Our particular focus for this event is Halos' Camp Happy Times Project . We'll be knitting kids' hats in star themes (think stars, moons, constellations, Star Wars, Star Trek, and more!) for kids 5-22 battling cancer.
Call (408) 735-9276 to RSVP! 
Fiber Festival season is almost here!  The Black Sheep Gathering (June 21-23)  in Eugene, OR attracts spinners and knitters from all over the region for a weekend of fibery fun.  Fleece auctions, spinning classes, herding demonstrations, and shopping with friends; what could be better?  Visit the Stash pop-up shop in Booth #12 to see a small sampling of our extensive stash of hand-dyed + locally sourced yarn.  While you're at it, consider making a pilgrimage to Stash in Corvallis, just 45 minutes north of Eugene. Catch a peek of what we're planning on our website at
On The Needless:(0:31)

Gigi has finished the knitting on her Color Affection. Jasmin has started the third color of her Boneyard shawl. Gigi is making tracks on her Brainless socks for the Commuter Knitter KAL.

Jasmin is working on the collar of her Calligraphy cardigan. Gigi is working on the second Pinus Silvestry from The Knitters' Curiosity Cabinet out of Cephalopod Bugga. And she went stash diving and picked yarn for The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet 2.

Gigi has picked her projects for The Summer of Lace and Beads: The Lorelei and  Midsommer, both by Sivia Harding, and the Shipswreck shawl. Jasmin picked the Ophidian for her project.

 Mother Knows Best:(10:16)

We are answering a question about what bags to use for self made project kits
We mention the clear U-Line bags. We mentioned Erin Lane Bags (and sale code HOOLIGAN)

Clothes on Shows:(26:10)

We talk about Once Upon a Time, and the wonderful costuming on that show. We mention the Hoax Fashion Formula


This week we review Knitting Pattern Essentials, by Sally Melville

Tour de Fleece Training(28:48)

Week 4: prep your tools
Jasmin mentions Crown Mountain Farms closing. We have opened a Nimblestix Team Sasquatch guild. Prospective captains, contact Jasmin (cuteknitter)

And Sew On:(34:17)

This week we sewed baby sack gowns with Miss Kalendar, from the Brass Needles podcast, using Jasmin's Babylock Evolution.

Gigi used an iron to rescue one of Genevieve's dresses. Gigi found treasures in her mending basket, and she spent some more time hand sewing the binding on the quilt she is repairing.

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